We started with a totally plain, simple wreath that we knew we could enhance just the way we wanted. First up, we added some grapevine for texture.
Then we attached the wreath to a wooden window frame with a cute little window box. We knew from the beginning that we wanted the wreath to be attached to a window or maybe even a door. Karla had this frame hiding in her basement and we girls are all about using what we already have, so that was easy. Plus, we really loved the blue.
Then we cut up a variety of greens and berries to add more texture.
And since we all love burlap, that's what we used to line the window box.
Then we filled the window box with some darling vintage toys, again using what we had. Karla collects Christmas boxes and was willing to part with a few of those too. I think her exact words were, "Oh, ok." And shhh, don't tell her husband where we got some of the toys.
We all collect vintage ornaments, so we played with a varierty of options until we found a look we all liked. We ultimately decided to keep the color scheme really simple and only use silver ornaments and some silver bead garland from Susan's stash. Then Susan took the whole thing outside, sprayed it with adhesive and sprinked on lots of snow.
We loved how the snow made everything shimmer!
I made the a big bow from red plaid ribbon and more burlap. And at the last minute Karla pulled out a sweet little vintage Santa ornament. Perfect!